Brexit: A1 certificate to Great Britain still necessary
22/01/2021 12:05

Please note:

As of January 1, 2021, the new partnership agreement governs relations between the EU and the United Kingdom. With regard to postings, according to the German Liaison Office for Health Insurance - Abroad (DVKA), the A1 certificate continues to be valid as proof of employment abroad.

Social security legislation continues to apply if the following conditions are met:

Your DVKG Team

USA: from Jan. 26st 2021 entry only with negative Covid-19 test
21/01/2021 12:05

US Consulate announces:

As of January 26, 2021, travelers must provide the airline with a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test or antigen test) (electronic or paper) no more than three days old prior to entry into the United States. Individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 within three months prior to departure must provide proof to the airline.

Another COVID-19 test within three to five days of entry and a minimum quarantine of seven days are strongly recommended.

For more information, contact the following sources:

Your DVKG Team

European Union: New info app on health situation, quarantine and travel rules in Europe
14/12/2020 12:05

As of Dec. 14, 2020, interested parties will be able to download the new EU Corona app on their cell phones with the most important information about COVID-19 in the EU member states and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Users receive up-to-date information on the health situation, quarantine measures, testing requirements and Corona warning apps. The app is available for free on all Android and iOS devices.

Download the app for Android devices

Download the app for iOS devices

China: Addition of a confirmation of urgency
10/12/2020 15:05

The Chinese Consulate announced:

As of Dec. 11, 2020, the following document must be added to visa application documents:

Confirmation of Urgency

The confirmation of urgency will be issued by the inviting company in addition to the invitation.

Your DVKG Team

China: Introduction of online authentication of the health declaration
13/11/2020 17:05

Chinese embassy announced:

Due to the latest regulation of the Chinese government, foreign passengers travelling to China on scheduled flights from and via Germany will have to apply for the required health declaration online from November 16, 2020. Applicants are requested to register via PCs or smartphones at http://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/ (keep username and password safe for later login) and complete the online form with requested information, report health status and upload negative nucleic acid and IgM antibody test results. The Chinese foreign representatives in Germany will check and certify the documents. The authenticated health declaration (electronic version) will be sent to the account registered by the applicant, in the form of a QR code with an "HDC" mark (see appendix). This green QR code must be presented on smartphone or in printed paper form when boarding.

ATTENTION: As of November 23, 2020, the printed version of the health declaration, previously applied for by email and returned stamped, will no longer be accepted.

Your DVKG Team